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How the EU Governance Regulation can help achieve negative emissions

This briefing explains that there is effectively only one realistic and sustainable way to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere (negative emissions): forests.

With much of Europe’s land already taken up by agriculture and urban areas, meeting the Paris targets will require the restoration of Europe’s existing forests, many of which have become degraded from over-harvesting. Restoring these degraded forests could provide most of the negative emissions Europe needs.

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